LOS ANGELES (Sporting Alert) — The Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a 16-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-99 at STAPLES on Sunday and tie the Western Conference semifinal series 2-2.
Guard Darren Collison, who struggled earlier in the opening games of the series, found his touch on Sunday as he scored 10 of his 18 points in the final 2:58, including the last four points for Clippers in the stunning comeback.
Star forward Blake Griffin finished with 25 points and nine rebounds and Chris Paul had 23 points and 10 assists in the victory for the LA Clippers, who survived going down 3-1 in the seven game series after trailing in the game until the final 1:23.
Kevin Durant top scored for the Oklahoma City Thunder with a game-high 40 points and added seven boards, while Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, eight assist and six rebounds, but missed a 3-pointer in the dying seconds of the game.
Reggie Jackson with 10 points, was the only other scorer in double digit for the Thunder, which gave up 16 points off 22 turnovers.
Jamal Crawford scored 18 points, while DeAndre Jordan pulled down 14 valuable rebounds in helping the Clippers stay in the series as they head to Oklahoma for game five.